I've had my latest creation up and running for about 2 weeks now but haven't gotten around to posting it until now.
Here are the specs:
-core I7 930 2.8Ghz (auto overclocks to 2.93)
-6Gb (3x2Gb sticks) triple channel corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM
-Western Digital 1TB green drive
-Saphire 5770 vapor-x
-LG Blue Ray drive
-Scythe Mugen 2
-Thermalright HR-03 Rev. A
-1x scythe s-flex 92mm 1500 RPM (run at 5 volts ~550 RPM)
-1x Scythe slipstream 120mm 1200 RPM ( run at 5 volts ~ 830 RPM )
-1x Scythe slipstream 120mm 1200 RPM ( automatically PWM controlled by graphics card )
-Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
Originally bought an Antec earthwatts 750 watt power supply but it was too loud for my ears.
I also hoped that the stock cooling of the vapor-x card would be sufficiently quiet and while it was pretty good at idle under load it would spin up very quickly. so rather than trying to mod the cheaper and potentially better accelero s1 I went ahead and bought a HR-03 and mounted a 12 cm slipstream to it.
After removing one of the front fans i decided to suspend the other one in the bungees, one of the many tricks I stole from Speedkar9 along with the cable routing for the HD.
The Seasonic performed great at Idle but under load the extra heat from the CPU caused the fan to ramp up a lot so I built a duct out of plexi and mounted it to the rear case fan. In doing this I knocked out the metal drive bay covers allowing more airflow for the CPU.
This is my second good experience with the Mugen 2 and I love the PWM fan which it comes with and wish i had one for the rear of the case. I have it set to run at ~320 RPM at idle and ~900 RPM at full load.
I love the amount of connectors the Gigabyte board has but do wish it had a PCI-E x16 slot be the second slot down instead of another PCI-E x1 slot to allow more room for graphics card cooling but thats a minor thing.
Here is the duct i made out of plexi.
It was made in two pieces to be able to install it and then screwed together with self taping screws and supported by a twist tie.
In this photo you can see how much clearance the PSU fan has.
tons of connector options from both the motherboard and graphics card.
CPU fan 230 RPM
GPU fan 32% (~400 RPM)
stress testing was done with prime 95, furmark, OCCT, and ATI tool
CPU fan 920 RPM
GPU fan 45% (~550 RPM)
Overall I am fairly satisfied with the amount of noise at the moment the lodest components are the Hard drive and rear case fan.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Updated temps and graphics cooling
Updated pics may be coming later.